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Compulsory certificate of care for HCAs


I think the over-qualified excuse is just that - an excuse. The job spec for any post states what is an essential and what is a desirable criteria for the role. Being over qualified from another field - ie a PhD in Chemistry might be a bit to swallow, but a former RN qualification should never be considered over qualified for an HCA post, particularly given the obvious moves to upskill HCAs to something approaching RN in lots of practical areas. I wonder if this is more to do with your past health issues than anything else. If you are a Union member, it might be worth asking them. Word of advice, if you have mentioned ill-health on any part of your application form other than the Occy Health form you have opened the door for the appointing Officer to draw an inference and contrive an alternative way of not appointing you.

Posted date

22 October, 2013

Posted time

2:37 pm